The Almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East and eastward to India. They have been a popular food for thousands of years. There is a ‘sweet’ almond – which is generally sold and a ‘bitter’ almond that is not popular and has been used for medicinal uses.
Technically almonds are the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree and not nuts. Their cousins are the peach, cherry and apricot trees. They all bear fruits with stone-like seeds (or pits) within. The seed of the almond fruit is what we refer to as the almond nut. There is a mandatory pasteurization program of almonds in the USA since 2007.
Almond information nuggets
|Nutritional Breakdown||Per 100 gm|
|Total Fat||50 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||12 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||32 g|
|Dietary Fibre||12 g|